Taxon  Report   7702    
Spartina gracilis  Trin.
Alkali cord grass,  Alkali cordgrass
Spartina gracilis, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(66 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, marsh

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sporobolus hookerianus
More information about  Spartina gracilis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2019).